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ORGANIZATION: So What Else

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So What Else?
"Serving Our Community, Children and Planet"

So What Else Baltimore is looking for eager volunteers that would like to support us in our mission to end hunger and provide underserved communities with produce by volunteering at one or more of our food distributions across the city. The current sites we are looking for volunteers to come support include:

Tuesdays:

The Food Project | 11 AM-12 PM
424 S Pulaski St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA

Sandtown Lot (Standing Strong Mentoring Program) | 12-1 PM
1245 Riggs Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

Wednesdays:

St. Francis Neighborhood Center | 11 AM-12 PM
2405 Linden Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

Thursdays:

The Food Project | 11 AM-12 PM
424 S Pulaski St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA

City Place on the Avenue
| 11 AM-12 PM
610 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

East View Communities | 12-1 PM
906 N Caroline St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Fridays:

Esperanza and Assisi House | 11 AM-12 PM
1711 Gough St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA

Salem Hispanic Church | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3405 Gough St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Responsibilities:

  • Helping to unload boxes of food off the van and set them up for community members to take
  • Bagging produce
  • Teaching community members about different produce items and how to prepare them
  • Breaking down empty boxes
  • Cleaning up and loading any leftover produce back on the van at the end of the distribution

Volunteers Must:

  • Be 18 years or older, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Be able to lift heavy boxes
  • Wear appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes
  • Be courteous and respectful at all times


Preferred but not required:

  • Be warm, friendly and sociable
  • Have an interest in hunger relief or sustainability
  • Have experience working with diverse communities
  • Have a basic understanding of spanish
  • Background in working with food
  • Interest in volunteering regularly on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis

Time:

All volunteers are expected to arrive 15 minutes before the distribution start time in order to help set up prior to the giveaway. Most distributions last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour at a time depending on the schedule and how long supplies last.


Benefits:

  • Free So What Else T-Shirt and other swag
  • Valuable experience working in hunger relief
  • And all volunteers are welcome to take home any leftover produce!

Contact:

To sign up for this opportunity please go to our Volunteer Hub at http://vhub.at/swebmore and create an account to sign-up for a shift. Note: you will not be RSVP'ed for this opportunity unless you sign-up on the Volunteer Hub, thanks!

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About So What Else

Location:

4924 Wyaconda Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, US

Mission Statement

So What Else’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area by providing food security, access to basic necessities, and high-quality out-of-school time programs in literacy, athletics, and the visual and performing arts while inspiring young people to give back to the community by creating volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages.

Description

So What Else (SWE) is a nonprofit founded in 2009 that strives to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in Maryland, D.C. & Baltimore by providing free food, home goods, high-quality, after-school time programs, and service opportunities to the children and families we serve. To support this work, we host a number of volunteer opportunities across the region in fields such as food recovery, teaching, event support and more. We strive to make volunteer service accessible & meaningful for people of all backgrounds, experiences, interests, capabilities, and capacities.

Roles are available for everyone from 15 y/o up (14 or younger may serve with a parent / designated adult guardian). Some tasks require a bit of bending and lifting (typically 2 to 5 lbs. occasionally up to 50lbs) and or being on your feet for extended periods. No one will be asked or expected to lift, carry or move any item that cause injury. Breaks and hydration are strongly encouraged. Smart teamwork and shared effort are paramount. Help from SWE site hosts and fellow volunteers is always available. For any special needs or considerations, please email volunteer@sowhatelse.org outlining your questions, concerns or requirements.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Hunger
Community, Crisis Support, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Baltimore, MD 21217

(39.30567,-76.6355)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Delivery
  • Operations
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Anywhere between 1 to 5 hours each week
  • Adaptable, respectful, compassionate, ability to lift heavy boxes, ability to work outside in extreme temperatures, comfortable working with diverse communities

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